The Romantic

The Romantic

Fiction, General Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2023
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The Romantic
Different Biography
Very clever idea of writing a biography of a purely fictional character Cashel Greville Ross who lived through most of the 19th century and its momentous t... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor


Soldier. Farmer. Felon. Writer. Father. Lover.

One man, many lives.

Born in 1799, Cashel Greville Ross experiences myriad lives: joyous and devastating, years of luck and unexpected loss.

Moving from County Cork to London, from Waterloo to Zanzibar, Cashel seeks his fortune across continents in war and in peace. He faces a terrible moral choice in a village in Sri Lanka as part of the East Indian Army. He enters the world of the Romantic Poets in Pisa.

In Ravenna he meets a woman who will live in his heart for the rest of his days. As he travels the world as a soldier, a farmer, a felon, a writer, a father, a lover, he experiences all the vicissitudes of life and, through the accelerating turbulence of the nineteenth century, he discovers who he truly is. This is the romance of life itself, and the beating heart of The Romantic.

From one of Britain's best-loved and bestselling writers comes an intimate yet panoramic novel set across the nineteenth century.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241994078
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 42 mm

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The Romantic
Brilliant is the only word needed to describe this book!
An amazing read following the colourful life of Cashel Greville Ross from the killing fields of Waterloo to the searing heat of North Africa in an attempt ... READ MORE
The Romantic
Around the world in 80 years
Cashel Greville Ross certainly gets around. A revealing shock during his childhood takes him from Ireland to the battle of Waterloo in 1815. Other adventur... READ MORE
Jenny Hill
The Romantic
Another beautiful journey through life
Another epic journey through life. Boyd provides characters like no other author. Ross, an hopeless romantic, looking for the perfect life. An unconditio... READ MORE
Steve Green